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Catalog Raisonné


MICHAEL C. GADLIN
c o n t e m p o r a r y  v i s i o n

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Catalog Raisonné


MICHAEL C. GADLIN
c o n t e m p o r a r y  v i s i o n

Making art is seeking truth. It is the artist's path to shaping an identity. That path which we surrender and chase involuntarily. It is this vision that consumes the artist to transform and express the nature of existence. Hoping the work will become our legacy, if not but a surrogate to the reality of a future of nonexistence. Creating is the eternal vision and the motivation that seeks a truth and a beauty that is yet to come. The act of making is nothing more than a covering of despair and a hope for eternality.



Figures of Expression


Figures of ExpressionAn abstract language of the figure.

Figures of Expression


Figures of ExpressionAn abstract language of the figure.

Figures of Expression

Through the years, I began to realize we are all on a search to the core of the work we create. Not only to make the work itself as a sense of accomplishment, but to find a deeper purpose in ourselves. The essence of life reflects what we seek. With that realization; "The most honest examination of one's work is truly determined by the sum of two things, that which you do not yet know and that which you practice."

 

© 2017 Michael C.Gadlin, All Rights Reserved

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Figures & Fragments


Figures & Fragments

Figures & Fragments


Figures & Fragments

Figures & Fragments

"I've always been drawn to line as a fragment of shapes."

 

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Primitive Nature


Primitive Nature

Primitive Nature


Primitive Nature

Primitive Nature

 

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Refugees Welcome


The Essence of a Refugee

Refugees Welcome


The Essence of a Refugee

Essence of A Refugee

The Hope For Zenith...

As you are well aware, the contemporary Refugees' plight is a global epidemic reaching the nadir of their sufferings. Yet with the loss of their home country, there still lay a hope for Zenith, a stoic coup d'œil.

My figures are fictive and intend to be ubiquitous as a universal family. Bringing an emotional intimacy that carries weight to achieve an essence of an instinctive nature that is truly a pneuma, my own visual language that is in-the-moment and intuitive.

 

© 2017 Michael C.Gadlin, All Rights Reserved

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The 12welve


The                         12welve

The 12welve


The                         12welve

The 12welve

A contemporary interpretation of the Apostles

 

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Elements of Nature



Elements of Nature

 

 

Elements of Nature



Elements of Nature

 

 

Elements of Nature

The elements of nature's abstractions...

"Building a surface comprised of fluid and sensual raw marks, layered expressively throughout. Seemingly scrawled directly onto the surface with no inhibitions to speak of. Drawing the viewer into the leftover shapes, that are strategically placed to play with your senses, between sensuality and reason."

 

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3three


Entice exhibit at 1801 lobby, Arts Brookfield Place.


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Sticks & Stones


Sticks &Stones

elements of composition

Sticks & Stones


Sticks &Stones

elements of composition

Sticks & Stones

"I look for material that will give me the most interesting relationships. It is then, the artist's quest to find harmony between them."

 

Series est. 2015 - 2016 © M.C.Gadlin, All Rights Reserved.

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Publik ärt



ART

@ Public

Publik ärt



ART

@ Public

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS:

• DISTRICT 2 POLICE STATION
• GENSLER ARCHITECTURE GROUP
• CO-BIZ FINANCIAL

 

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Found Objects


Found Objects

Found Objects


Found Objects

 

Series est. 2014 - 2015 © M.C.Gadlin, All Rights Reserved.